Obsessed With Karl Lagerfeld's Cat? You Can Now Have Your Very Own Choupette
If, like us, you've always wanted your very own Choupette, today's your lucky day. Karl Lagerfeld is making sure the world can experience life with his furry princess, well kind of.
The fashion designer has launched toy version of his fantastic feline, who he thinks is the bee's knees. "Choupette is such a famous and beautiful cat that when this request came to me, I was not even surprised," he said about the launch. "Steiff is the perfect choice for this kind of collaboration. It's the only company that has the required expertise to highlight the extreme and absolute
refinement of this young princess."
With 42,000 Facebook fans and over 58,000 followers on Instagram, he's not wrong about the cute pet. Unlike the real Choupette, you won't need two nurses to care for the toy version, which only have 2,000 copies around the world in Karl Lagerfeld stores and online at Karl.com. The toy even comes with a quirky letter from the cat herself!
"Hi, I'm Choupette, a sacred Birman with immaculate fur. Without modesty, I am the most famous cat in the world. I must admit I was born under a lucky star at a very young age, I met the man of my dreams: Karl Lagerfeld! It really was immediate and mutual 'love at first sight!' Karl is so totally crazy about me he even said that I am 'the Garbo of cats.' We never leave each other; he takes me everywhere, pampers me, spoils me, I'm his muse, his inspiration... he confesses that he cannot resist my big opal eyes! It almost makes me blush!" the note reads.
"Makeup line, magazine covers, interviews, I am very much in demand, but Karl does not want me to do too much. He is very selective and chooses for me la crème de la crème. So when the prestigious Steiff company offered to turn me into the sweetest of plush animals, he readily agreed. And you know what? This plush creation, that's me! Her silky hair is a call for caresses, to the point that holding her on your lap or next to your heart, you may well start purring too. Young and old will melt before her, I'm sure. Immaculate, impeccably brushed, with perfectly manicured claws, she will be almost as sublime as me... Me, jealous? You're kidding."